StarCraft® II World Championship Series (WCS) fans won’t want to miss exclusive behind-the-scenes tours offered at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles during the WCS Global Finals portion of BlizzCon Opening Week, on Friday, Oct. 26; Saturday, Oct. 27; and Sunday, Oct. 28.
Tickets ($50 each) allow one person to join a ~1.5-hour guided tour of Blizzard Arena. You’ll explore backstage and learn how Blizzard esports productions come together in the arena’s intimate Studio 5, where the initial rounds of the StarCraft II WCS Global Finals will be broadcast from. Each group also will have a chance to watch top StarCraft II players compete live for a portion of the WCS tournament.
Rounding out the experience, tour participants will get the chance to take a photo with the WCS Global Finals’ original Gosu Trophy—the very hardware bestowed upon Kim “sOs” Yoon when he won the first WCS Global Finals at BlizzCon in 2013—and take home a StarCraft II-themed water bottle and T-shirt.
On Saturday and Sunday, head across the street afterwards for a WCS Global Finals viewing experience at local eatery, Simmzy’s. Toronto’s well-known ESChamp PubCraft will be coming to Burbank to host a crowd of eager WCS supporters (BarCraft will be open to the public and will not require a tour ticket.)
To keep group sizes small, several daily sessions are being offered over the course of three days, each departing approximately 45 minutes apart. When purchasing tickets, you must choose which session (date and time slot) you’d like to participate in:
Blizzard Arena Behind-the-Scenes Tour – Friday, October 26
Tour A: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (all times in PDT)
Tour B: 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Tour C: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tour D: 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Tour E: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Blizzard Arena Behind-the-Scenes Tour – Saturday, October 27
Tour F: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (all times in PDT)
Tour G: 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Tour H: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tour I: 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Tour J: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Blizzard Arena Behind-the-Scenes Tour – Sunday, October 28
Tour K: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (all times in PDT)
Tour L: 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Tour M: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tour N: 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Tour O: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tour P: 1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Tour Q: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Tour R: 2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Note that due to space limitations in Studio 5, this ticket does not allow you to stay to watch the full StarCraft WCS tournament on the day of your tour. The tour ticket also does not include admission to HGC tournaments taking place on those days.
For more information on attending events at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles, including driving directions, item restrictions, and the Arena Code of Conduct, check out the Visitor Info page.